What is Fear Free®?

Fear Free

The employees of the South Kingstown Animal Shelter have successfully completed the Fear Free Shelters Program.

Founded in 2016, Fear Free provides online education to veterinary professionals, pet professionals, animal welfare communities, and pet owners. The courses are developed and written by highly respected veterinary and pet experts including boarded veterinary behaviorists, boarded veterinary anesthesiologists, pain experts, boarded veterinary internists, veterinary technicians (behavior), experts in shelter medicine, animal training, grooming, boarding, and more.

With all the false (and harmful!) pet information on the internet, Fear Free aims to keep veterinary healthcare teams and pet professionals at the forefront as the true pet health experts. By closely listening to the needs of the profession and those of the new generation of pet owners, Fear Free has become one of the single most transformative initiatives in the history of companion animal practice, providing unparalleled education on emotional wellbeing, enrichment, and the reduction of fear, anxiety, and stress in pets and improving the experience of every human and pet involved. In addition, Fear Free offers a free program to assist you, the pet owner, in maintaining Fear Free Happy Homes for your adopted pet.

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1. How can I adopt a pet?
2. Can I volunteer at the Animal Shelter?
3. Does the Animal Shelter accept cash?
4. Does the Town offer Spay/Neuter assistance for pets?
5. What is Fear Free®?
6. What is the Pets for Patriots Program? Is SK Animal Shelter a Program Partner? What are the benefits of adopting through the Pets for Patriots program?